A Bouquet of Compliments

Gratefully Acknowledged

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Her Excellency Smt.Pratibha Devi Singh Patil,The then President of India, while inaugurating the Global launching of Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Gurgaon

“Brahma Kumaris organisation has touched people from all cultures, castes and sections of the society and united them into a spiritual brotherhood. So the theme of the Platinum Jubilee – One God, One World Family – is apt. I congratulate the Brahma Kumaris for being a women-run organisation, for service and sacrifice are natural to women just like the trees bear fruits for others, rivers flow to give life to civilizations, and cows give milk to human beings. Human life is meant for rising above self-interests for service unto others.”

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       Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

       Former President of India & World Famous Scientist

“Today the vision of the Vedas ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’ has become a reality not because of various philosophical paths of teachings, but because of teachings of the Brahma Kumaris, which revolve around mutual brotherly love. Unless we have love for each other, how can you establish one united world? Keep always smiling. There is no ceiling limit for love. Draw and manifest the powers within and bring about the change in the human system for the better world. This Institution has helped us to cross over this world of unhappiness. I would rather say that God helps us through this institution.”

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   Giani Zail Singh,

   The then President of India

“The walls of religion divide men from each other, but I am happy to find that the Brahma Kumaris are endeavouring to promote unity without breaking individual religious structures. Their method is spiritual teaching and pious thoughts created through yoga power. I consider it to be an excellent method – a simple formula to establish peace.”

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   P.V.Narasimha Rao

  The then Prime Minister of India

“It is in our culture to speak profundities; to sing hymns praising God and to communicate in a comprehensible manner so that it touches the heart. This is a grandiose heritage, which has come a long way; a very powerful heritage indeed. It goes on and on and we should never renounce it.

We appeal to all institutions that we are surrendering in this matter. We cannot do it. The Government cannot do it. It is you who can do it. When you and I promise to fulfil our respective responsibilities, then we can get maximum results from this venture. You accomplish your task; I accomplish mine; then we can meet from time to time to exchange views. Whatever help you need from the Government, we can give you, but only you (Brahma Kumaris) or institutions like yours can change the attitudes of people. This is why we bow to you.”

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   Rajiv Gandhi

  The then Prime Minister of India

“There is an urgent need to give up narrow mentality and develop mutual goodwill and co-operation. This will provide a new direction to world peace and development. If we want to take human civilization to its zenith, we have to eradicate all sorts of discrimination.

The efforts of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Mt. Abu, in the direction of World Peace are highly commendable. Here, two things have impressed me: Self-Transformation is a pre-requisite for World Transformation and there should be peace in the mind. It is only peace in the minds of lacs of people which will bring World Peace. Knowledge and Science based on Spiritual Power will rule the World.”

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   Atal Bihari Vajpayee

   The then Prime Minister of India

“You (Brahma Kumaris) have created this Harmony Hall, and you are running centres to inspire positivism in people. You have been providing training of various types; even foreigners are taking a share from that. Here they understand that it is the first step on the ladder of human welfare. It is a matter of great pleasure that our culture is being praised in other countries also. The organisations engaged in this noble task should be honoured, they should be provided co-operation.”